Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Remixes GUM

What’s a remix among bandmates? Tame Impala‘s mastermind Kevin Parker has showed he isn’t slowing down any time soon since releasing one of the best albums of the year last year in the form of Currents, and has now offered up a space-age remix of his bandmate, GUM (aka Jay Watson), and his track Anesthetized Lesson. 

The track was the lead single off GUM’s own 2015 album, Glamorous Damage, and was one of the grooviest songs of the year, in this writer’s opinion at least. Seductive vocals, retro-futuristic synths and a bass that makes you weak at the knees, this track was indicative of GUM really hitting his stride as a solo artist, so it only makes sense that his pal Kev would step up for remix duties.

In a statement accompanying the track, Watson said, “While I was recording the album I was listening to a lot of dance music and while it was a big influence, my mixing of the album didn’t really reflect that.”

“When Kev offered to do a remix of Anesthetized Lesson, I jumped at the chance because I knew he could make it sound wild. He didn’t let me down!”

No he did not. With some muffled vocals and some heavy reverb, Parker has taken Anesthetized Lesson away from the heaving disco dancefloor and given it a kaleidoscopic, dreamy, end-of-night feel, dripping in psychedelia. The perfect song to wind down to after busting a move to that of GUM’s Glamorous Damage. Check out the song for yourself below:

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